A Bad Day – In a New Way

Just to be clear, I am not having a bad day. But these two are: And the new way I'm referring to in the title, is this papery look I've added to the background. At least I hope that's how it looks to others than myself... I don't think I'll walk much further down this…

Too Vague – But Something Interesting

I like the base work of this painting. But I am really struggling taking it further. I have tried several strategies. Both making the boat darker, to pull it closer. And strengthening the foreground, giving it more vibrant colors and more details. But it just doesn’t look right. So I’ve decided that this is one…

A Thousand Eyes – A Digital Painting

There's something about lights in the dark. Especially those lights coming from windows or camp sights, indicating human presence. For some it means savior. For others it means threat. Possibilities or hindrance.   For me, it has often meant the last. But I'll try to have a change of mind. I hope you're having a…

Summer Warmth – A Digital Painting

This is a painting that slowly came together as I went. I had no plan for what I wanted to paint, or how I wanted to do it. I did, though, have an urge to try out some new tools and brushes from my digital program. So this is a mix of both gouache, oil,…

Crossing Norway – In The Narrowest Part

I haven't posted much in the last few weeks. The reason being that I’ve been lucky enough to walk across Norway. Before you get too impressed, though, I should mention that the crossing happened in width, not in length. And it happened in a narrow part of Norway, between Stjørdal and Sweden. But, nevertheless, we…

Puffins

My grandmother loves puffins. The island where my grandparents live, Runde in Western Norway, is famous for being one of their main nesting sites in the country. Having visited the island a lot through my childhood, the puffins has a special place in my heart as well. Not because of my interest in birds. But…

Room for More

People who live out on small islands has always fascinated me. And it's quite a few who does it, here in Norway. Some have ferry connections to the mainland. Others need private boats to get there.   I like the thought of being cut off from the rest of the world like that. Not having…

Last Stop – Letting the Pen Out

I've been missing my sketching sessions a lot lately. I haven't found room for them after redirecting my attention towards the coastal nature. My sketches has always involved busy streets or more urban features. But, if I want to have room for my sketching again, I simply need to make one. So I thought about…